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|Herath becomes highest-ranked|
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The highest ranked spinner in TestsSri Lanka veteran spinner Rangana Herath has become the highest-ranked spinner in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test bowlers, following the conclusion of the Test series between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Colombo,Sri Lanka.
Herath's figures of 6/103 and 3/67 in second test at the P.Sara Oval saw the left-arm spinner rewarded with a jump of two places, and has put him in second position ahead of Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal and South African fast bowler Vernon Philander.
Top 10 Bowler- Test
|ID||Rat.||Name||Nat.||Career Best Rating|
|1||858||D.W. Steyn||902 v Australia, 09/11/2011|
|2||838||H.M.R.K.B. Herath||838 v New Zealand, 25/11/2012|
|3||832||V.D. Philander||852 v England, 16/08/2012|
|3||832||Saeed Ajmal||836 v Sri Lanka, 22/06/2012|
|5||767||P.P. Ojha||767 v England, 23/11/2012|
|6||755||G.P. Swann||858 v Pakistan, 26/08/2010|
|7||752||B.W. Hilfenhaus||757 v West Indies, 19/04/2012|
|8||741||M. Morkel||776 v Australia, 09/11/2011|
|9||740||P.M. Siddle||768 v India, 24/01/2012|
|10||727||J.M. Anderson||813 v India, 10/08/2011|
Herath took 20 wickets in the Test series, which earned him the player of the series award. It also earned him 56 ratings points in two Tests, and puts him 20 ratings points behind table-topper Dale Steyn of South Africa and six ratings points ahead of Saeed and Philander, who now share third position.
The only Sri Lanka batsman to move in the right direction in the table is Angelo Mathews, who moved up two places and is now in 26th position.
In the Reliance ICC Test Championship table, Sri Lanka and New Zealand have retained their pre-series positions, but Sri Lanka has dropped two ratings points while New Zealand has gained three ratings points.